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April 23, 2014

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  • Candidate for state controller says he’ll fight to stay on ballot
    April 2, 2014
    Michael Schaefer, a Democratic candidate for state controller, says he’s going to fight the state’s suit to remove him from the ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office says Schaefer …
  • Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., takes part in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Oct. 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.
    High court voids overall federal campaign contribution limits
    April 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for …
  • Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., responds to a question during a town hall meeting at the Cora Coleman Senior Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
    Nevada’s Steven Horsford named to powerful U.S. House committee
    April 2, 2014
    U.S. House Democrats voted to appoint Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford to the prestigious House Financial Services committee. The appointment will give Horsford influence on ...
  • Marriage definition pulled from Clark County GOP platform
    April 1, 2014
    The Clark County Republican Party has removed a definition of marriage and statements opposing abortion from its official party platform. Political director Nick Phillips says the group's previous stance conflicted with...
  • Nevada court asked to rule on candidate residency
    April 1, 2014
    A disbarred Las Vegas attorney seeking the elected office of Nevada state controller should be kept off the ballot because he doesn't meet residency requirements and ran only last year for a seat on the Los Angeles City Council, state election officials charge. The attorney general's office on behalf of the secretary of state filed a petition...
  • SEIU-UHW worker Kathy Santana, left , assists Ruben Torres, 27, during a health care enrollment event at SEIU-UHW office, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Commerce, Calif.
    Health law sign-ups are on track to hit 7 million, sources say
    March 31, 2014
    The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that ...
  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., walk out to speak to reporters after their meeting at the White House in Washington with President Obama regarding the budget and possible government shutdown, Wednesday, April 6, 2011.
    In last-minute vote, Senate OKs Medicare ‘doc fix’
    March 31, 2014
    Congress narrowly avoided an awkward funding cut Monday that, had it kicked in April 1, could have caused enough of a cut in compensation rates so as to cause doctors who treat Medicare patients to ...
  • Despite disclosure, dark money stays dark in Nevada
    March 31, 2014
    http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/03/dark-money-stays-dark-in-nevada-des.html
  • State’s most powerful politician is in for challenge
    March 30, 2014
    Nevada's senior senator not only wants to serve another term when his fifth is up in 2016, he wants to remain majority leader. But he faces many challenges ...
  • Historian Michael Green takes a quick poll while teaching a Nevada history class at CSN on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
    CSN’s master of tailor-made teaching
    March 30, 2014
    The College of Southern Nevada has one of the best history teachers in the country ...
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Saturday, March 29, 2014.
    GOP governors hit town to woo Jewish donors in Las Vegas
    March 29, 2014
    Calling for a more assertive foreign policy and additional American support for Israel, three high-profile Republican governors descended on Las Vegas this weekend to draw support from a slate of Jewish donors that included ...
  • In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, marijuana is displayed at the River Rock dispensary in Denver. Nevada has passed legislation that will allow medical marijuana dispensaries.
    Nevada OKs regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries
    March 28, 2014
    Regulations for setting up medical marijuana clinics cleared their final hurdle Friday, about a week before the law allowing the dispensaries takes effect. The Legislative Commission, without discussion...
  • Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to his office after arriving on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington.
    Harry Reid: ‘Of course‘ NCAA athletes should have right to unionize
    March 27, 2014
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2014/03/27/harry-reid-of-course-ncaa-athletes-should-have-right-to-unionize/
  • Senate advances bill to extend unemployment benefits
    March 27, 2014
    After several efforts, the Senate today advanced a bill co-drafted by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., to extend emergency unemployment benefits for five months. The bill cleared...
  • Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies on the witness stand at the Regional Justice Center Thursday, April 4, 2013.
    Major GOP donor tests his influence in push to ban online gambling
    March 27, 2014
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